• Temporary powdered-alcohol ban advances in Colorado Senate

    Associated Press
    Updated: Tue, Feb 24, 2015

    DENVER — Grappling with how to regulate powdered alcohol, Colorado lawmakers advanced legislation Tuesday to put the sale of the product on hold before it's in stores. While the product called Palcohol awaits federal approval, legislators, law enforcement and the service industry...

  • Government drone limits face rocky future in Colorado

    The Associated Press
    Published: Tue, Feb 24, 2015

    DENVER — A proposal to limit drone surveillance by law enforcement in Colorado appears headed for defeat after a raft of government officials lined up to oppose it Tuesday. The Senate Judiciary Committee took hours of testimony from opponents of the bill, including representatives...

  • Gov. Hickenlooper’s approval ratings improve in latest Quinnipiac poll

    By Lynn Bartels, The Denver Post
    Updated: Tue, Feb 24, 2015

    A new poll from Quinnipiac University show voters approve of the job Gov. John Hickenlooper is doing, are lukewarm about their two U.S. senators and are OK with legalizing marijuana, although most of them don’t light up. Colorado voters approve 53 percent to 37 percent the job...

  • Colorado Springs lawmakers see bills gain unanimous House approval

    BY RYAN MAYE HANDY ryanmaye.handy@gazette.com -
    Updated: Tue, Feb 24, 2015

    Last week, Democratic Rep. Pete Lee was one of two local lawmakers to see a bipartisan bill sail through the Colorado House with a unanimous vote. The bill was one of two measures sponsored by Colorado Springs lawmakers that got all 65 votes in the House last week. Rep. Terri Carver's...

  • Lamborn pledges support of military installations in Colorado Springs speech

    BY TOM ROEDER tom.roeder@gazette.com -
    Updated: Tue, Feb 24, 2015

    In an annual address to area business leaders, Colorado Springs U.S. Rep. Doug Lamborn pledged to block attempts to close bases and to continue his efforts to grow the Pentagon budget. Lamborn, a Republican who was re-elected to a fifth term in November, blasted President Barack Obama...

  • Long-awaited Colorado drone bill up for 1st hearing

    Associated Press
    Updated: Tue, Feb 24, 2015

    DENVER — New limits on drone surveillance by law enforcement are up before Colorado lawmakers Tuesday. The Senate Judiciary Committee starts work on a long-awaited measure to regulate the use of drones, formally called "unmanned aerial vehicles." The bill would require law...

  • Colorado Springs Election 2015: Reader wants to know council candidates stance on Martin Drake Power Plant

    By monica mendoza monica.mendoza@gazette.com -
    Updated: Mon, Feb 23, 2015

    Nicole Rosa attended a recent Colorado Springs Utilities board meeting and said she almost had a heart attack when she heard the projected costs of technology to clean the pollutants coming out of the downtown coal-fired power plant. Utilities staff members reported that the price...

  • Hickenlooper aiming for constructive tone as governors meet with Obama at the White House

    Associated Press
    Updated: Mon, Feb 23, 2015

    WASHINGTON — As they gather in Washington, many of the nation's Republican governors are blaming President Barack Obama for a budget standoff that threatens a potential Department of Homeland Security shutdown. They'll be able to make their case in person when they convene at the...

  • Snowy weather cancels Colorado Legislature

    Associated Press
    Updated: Mon, Feb 23, 2015

    DENVER — Colorado's snowy weather has prompted the state Legislature to close its doors. Lawmakers won't be meeting in Denver Monday. That means lawmakers will reschedule a hearing on a contentious bill that would limit penalties on businesses in discrimination cases, such as...

  • Colorado Springs-area events this week

    The Gazette -
    Updated: Sun, Feb 22, 2015

    Fort Carson will host a Black History Month Observance at 2 p.m. Monday at the Elkhorn Conference Center on post. The guest speaker will be Shirley Martinez, a local community activist and Army veteran of 22 years. Colorado Springs mayoral candidate Amy Lathen is hosting a meet and...

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